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The Vibe 10/04

DJ CJax goes solo for this week’s episode of the Cultural Vibe. Although DJ Spenny will be missing out on #SpennySaturday, the Vibe will still be jamming as hard as ever. Chill beats, hype tunes and dope rhymes will be the only things heard from 8pm-12am on WDBM. If you don’t want to miss this chance, tune in to 88.9 on the radio or listen online!

As always, keep up with the show and send in your requests by using #VibinDirty on Twitter or by calling 517-884-8989 and follow the playlist below! Read More…

The Vibe 9/27

The Vibe tonight at 8pm on IMPACT 89FM. DJ CJax and DJ Spenny will interview Viper Record’s newest artist CF (Constant Flow). Tune in just before new music at 9 to catch the interview! Tonight’s new music at 9 features Kendrick Lamar, Jennifer Hudson, Snootie Wild and more!

As always, keep up with the show by calling in your requests at 517-884-8989 or tweet at the show using #VibinDirty on twitter. You can also follow our playlist below! Read More…

Marijuana decriminalization in East Lansing is put on hold

By Aaron Martinez

—UPDATE—

On Monday September 29th, Ingham County Circuit Court Judge James Jamo ruled that the East Lansing petition to decriminalize use and possession of up to one ounce of marijuana for adults 21 years or older should move forward on the November 2014 ballot. This decision reverses the City Clerk’s previous decision to include the petition on the November 2015 election.
Hurdles still exist for the petition to make the ballot this year. Because the deadline for ballot submission to the county clerk’s office has passed, County Clerk Barb Byrum still needs to sign off on the measure before it can be printed on the ballot. In a statement to the State News, County Clerk Byrum stated she had “many concerns” over moving the initiative forward because many ballots have already been printed without the measure. Voters who have been given ballots and have already voted will need to be contacted by the County Clerk’s office and reissued new ballots which she claims will be an “undertaking.”
Stay with Impact89 News for more on this story as it develops.

Since 2004, cities like Detroit, Lansing, Hazel Park and others throughout the State of Michigan have been coordinating ballot initiatives to decriminalize marijuana. Up until a few days ago, the City of East Lansing was expected to join this growing list. After a recent events led to moving the validated petition to the November 2015 ballot, it appears that marijuana users will have to continue to lay low. East Lansing is one of eighteen cities where enough signatures had been collected to put decriminalization to a vote, however the city government and the initiative’s leaders are left pointing fingers as to why the initiative won’t be on the ballot this year.

State law mandates that in order to be placed on the November 2014 general election ballot, petitions must be submitted to the City Clerk’s office no later than the end of business hours on July 29, 2014. Coalition for a Safer East Lansing organizer Jeffrey Hank submitted over 2,300 signatures to the clerk’s office at approximately 3:30pm on July 29th. Although the clerk’s office hours are stated to be open until 5pm, this is where the confusion begins. The clerk eventually approved and validated the petition on September 12th, using all of the 45 days allowed under the state law to respond to the petition, and consequently missed an August deadline for submitting initiatives to the county. In a public comment, Hank accuses the Clerk’s office of failing to process the initiative in a timely fashion.

“The Clerk should have validated the petition by August 12th,” Hank said. “Why the delay?” In a separate statement given to the State News, East Lansing Mayor Nathan Triplett reiterated the Clerk’s position that the petition was submitted late. Mayor Triplett went on to say that the petition’s language was also sent to the Attorney General’s office for commentary. In 2013, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette told Lansing station WILX that he was opposed to any sort of change to state or local law which would remove criminal penalties for marijuana use or possession. Although the Mayor didn’t elaborate as to why this move was done, he stated that he believes East Lansing voters will likely approve the decriminalization initiative when it comes to a vote next year.

Lansing decriminalized marijuana last year, while those in East Lansing can be charged with a misdemeanor. So far this year, voters in the cities of Oak Park and Hazel Park have passed similar ballot initiatives. The East Lansing ballot measure, if approved by voters in November 2015, would remove city-level criminal penalties for people over the age of 21 who use or possess up to one ounce of marijuana on private property.

The Vibe 9/20

This Saturday night there’s no place you’d rather be than #VibinDirty with the hosts of the Cultural Vibe from 8pm-midnight. Your hosts DJ CJax and DJ Spenny bring you some of the freshest, hip-est, hop-est jams of the week and of all time this episode. Listen in for New Music @9 to preview the hottest songs released during the week.

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The Vibe 9/6

This weekend the Cultural Vibe gives away Hoodie Allen tickets and pumps all the hype-est jams to power Spartan Football to victory! From A$AP Rocky to Amy Winehouse and new music from Sims, DJ Spenny and DJ CJax have got you covered tonight. Keep your Saturday night #VibinDirty with the Vibe team on WDBM from 8pm to midnight!

Tune in tonight to find out more about the prize giveaway and follow along with the playlist below.

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Alexandra Blakely – Already Change

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East Lansing City Council Approves Taxi Authority

By Aaron Martinez

During Tuesday’s East Lansing City Council meeting, the assembly approved a municipal partnership agreement to create the Greater Lansing Taxi Authority. The partnership with the City of Lansing aims to create a single unified set of regulations to help protect both riders and drivers from the often inconsistent regulatory rules. The authority documents also create new regulations for ridesharing services, like the apps Uber and Lyft, which will allow these services continue to operate in the Lansing area as other cities have threatened to eliminate them.  This agreement came to be as the result of collaboration between East Lansing Mayor Nathan Triplett and Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero.

The partnership agreement must now be approved by the Lansing City Council, and city leaders in both Lansing and East Lansing are confident that the measure will pass when it comes up for a vote in the near future.

The Vibe 8/30

Classes are in full swing at Michigan State and to celebrate, DJ Spenny and DJ CJax are celebrating with hometown hero rappers from across the Midwest. From Nikko Lafre in Minnesota to Tech N9ne in Kansas City, the home state of your favorite university will be well represented throughout tonight’s show. Also, new music at 9 is headlined by Gnosis, The Bug and The Souls of Mischief!

Keep up with the show by  tweeting your requests out using #VibinDirty or calling them in to 517-884-8989 and by following our playlist below: Read More…

The Vibe 8/23

Make some noise you’re with it this Saturday from 8pm-midnight when DJ CJax and DJ Spenny get you your weekend hip-hop fix. If you want laid back grooves, hard hitting rhymes and a beat you can dance to look no further than The Cultural Vibe. They’ll be bringing the heat with artists from Talib Kweli to Danny Brown. Stay up to date on the newest Dilated Peoples and others during new music at 9pm! And add your own requets by using #VibinDirty on Twitter. You don’t want to miss this.

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The Vibe 8/16

After two weeks alone, DJ Spenny and DJ CJax reunite just in time to bring all the power, hip-hop and good vibes to your weekend. With tracks from all the hottest underground MCs in hip-hop you know it’s going to be hot Don’t forget if you want to hear new hip-hop. The Vibe’s New Music at 9 is the place for your radio. All this and more Saturday from 8 p.m. – midnight on WDBM East Lansing!

Want to be a part of tonight’s episode? Tweet using #VibinDirty to submit request songs or call in to 517-884-8989. And you can follow the playlist below!
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The Vibe 8/9

Tonight, DJ CJax goes solo in his very first episode of The Cultural Vibe without his partner-in-crime DJ Spenny. In honor of the occasion, CJax will be playing music from the greatest Hip-Hop/R&B groups of all time among the usual cutting edge tracks. Whether if you’re looking to get down with some Wu-Tang Clan, A Tribe Called Quest or Chance The Rapper, the Impact’s Cultural Vibe tonight from 8pm-midnight is the place to be. Feel free to call in your requests to 517-884-8989 or tweet them out via twitter using #VibinDirty.

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